During NAFA's 2013 Institute & Expo in Atlantic City, we were excited to have the opportunity to moderate a panel of industry experts from Panasonic, AT&T and Telogis for "The Next Generation of Mobile Computing – Tablets & Beyond." The presentation advised how to increase productivity of a mobile workforce while decreasing overall costs and keeping workers safe. It also dissected the components of a Total Mobility Solution and discussed innovative applications for tablets in the field.
Our panel of experts provided insight on emerging trends in hardware, software and telecommunications, and how cloud computing is influencing the world of mobility. The panel included moderator Keith Steidle, Director of Marketing and Business Development here at Havis; Thomas O'Connor, National Business Development Manager at Panasonic; John Moscatelli, Industry Director at AT&T; and Mark Sargent, Director of Solutions Engineering at Telogis.
As many of you know, NAFA's annual I&E is the largest fleet management event of the year, and it provides thousands of fleet professionals with networking opportunities, cutting-edge training and education, and access to the latest services and products on the Expo Floor. NAFA attendees are decision-makers in all industry segments, and more than 80 percent of them have purchasing power.
For those who are less familiar, NAFA Fleet Management Association is a not-for-profit organization for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, buses, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment. In addition to its annual I&E, NAFA provides its members with statistical research, publications, regional chapter meetings, government representation, seminars, online information, and many other products and services.
In order to enhance its focus on the critical issues specific to fleet managers, Havis maintains a close relationship with NAFA. Currently, 10 Havis employees are active NAFA members, including CEO Joe Bernert.